Us Brits have seen our fair share of eccentrics throughout our history. None, however, quite matches our favourite adopted prince, Philip. In these overly-PC times, the Duke of Edinburgh never fails to remind us of our true outlook on life. You’v gotta admire the man.
Do you still throw spears at each other?
On meeting Aborigines in Australia
It looks like it was put in by Indians
Said after he saw a fusebox
How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them to pass the test?
Asking a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland
If you stay here much longer, you’ll all get slitty eyed
Said to British students in China
It is surprising the way things have changed since I first became chancellor of the university 50 years ago
Said whilst opening a new reseach centre at the University of York. Not so strange, until you realise that it was the 40th anniversary, and even better, he was not actually the chancellor of the university
Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?
Said to an islander in the Cayman Islands
…And my personal favourite…
You managed not to get eaten, then?
Said to a student who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea
(Disclaimer - these views are not representative of either myself or theConnexion.net. They are, however, very funny…)